Category Archives: Essen 2015

Citrus (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Jeffrey D. Allers Publisher:  dlp games; TMG Players:  2 – 5 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  60 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Note: The game’s designer, Jeff Allers, is a contributor to this site, but he did not participate … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Gipfelsturmer

  Gipfelsturmer Designer: Friedemann Friese Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by AMIGO In Gipfelsturmer, you try to lead your herd of billy goats to the top of the mountain … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Urbis

Urbis Designer: Alexander Rasputin Publisher: GaGa Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Gaga Games was a new exhibitor (at least new to me) at Spiel 2015 in Essen – one of a growing number of game companies coming … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Xenon Profiteer

  Xenon Profiteer Designer: T.C. Petty III Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 5 with review copy provided by Eagle-Gryphon Xenon Profiteer is a new release from Eagle-Gryphon Games (Essen 2015 in limited supplies), … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Port of Piraeus

  Port of Piraeus Designer: Andrey Alexandrov Publisher: GaGa Games Players: 3-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-60 minutes In the economic game Port of Piraeus, you are one of many prudent and provident merchants who have come to the Port of … Continue reading

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Review of Dr Eureka (Blue Orange)

  Dr. Eureka   Designed by: Roberto Fraga Illustrated by: Stéphane Escapa Published by: Blue Orange Games Age: 6+ Players: 1 – 4 Time: 5 – 15 mins Reviewed by: Tom Wetzel (guest reviewer from allaboardgame.com) Times played: 5 (superviser … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Play Jeju

  Play Jeju Designers: Yeon-Min Jung, Gun-Hee Kim, Jun-Hyup Kim Publisher: Happy Baobab, GARYKIMGAMES Players: 2-4 Ages: 7+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Gary Kim In Play Jeju, players are visitors to the Korean … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Antarctica

  Antarctica Designer: Charles Chevallier Publisher: Argentum / Passport Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~90 minutes Times played: 4 with review copy provided by Passport Antarctica is the 2015 Essen release from Argentum, distributed locally by Passport.  Veterans of this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Andromeda

    Andromeda Designer: Jan Zalewski Publisher: Galakta Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Galakta In Andromeda, players represent different races that all converge on an unknown massive spaceship – each … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of T.I.M.E Stories (Scenarios 1-3) – SPOILER FREE

  T.I.M.E Stories Scenarios: Asylum (comes in the base game) The Marcy Case A Prophecy of Dragons Designers: Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy Publisher: Space Cowboys/Asmodee Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: >2 hours per scenario Times played: This is really hard … Continue reading

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